Thomas H.

Thomas was an enslaved man who valued learning and his religion. Through a combination of luck and fierce determination, he finally escaped to freedom.
Lauryn Mascareñaz
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Can you please help me find the actual text? This is a summary of the text and not a primary source.
Hi jadams! This is a nonfiction text appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students. It's drawn from the 1862 autobiography, The Experience of Thomas H. Jones, who was a Slave for Forty-Three Years. The primary text is nearly 50 pages and would probably be difficult for younger students. You can find it here: https://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/jones/menu.html